The Romans were terrified of the Dacians weapons. Their preferred sword was the single edged falcata: capable of severing limbs with a single blow. Perhaps their most dreaded weapon was the war scythe. The Romans had to adapt gladiator armor to counter it   The Dacian war scythe was known as a falx; the falcata was a Spanish weapon.  Dacian swords were short and doubled-edged, presumably based on the gladius or the xiphos.

Battle scene from the Adamclisi monument. In the foreground a Dacian warrior fight using a double-handed falx against a Roman Auxilia with lorica hamata.

Gilded silver greaves from the Agighiol treasure. 4th century B.C., Romania, Bucharest, Muzeul National de Istorie al Romaniei (Archaeological and Art Museum), Geto-Dacian art Artwork-location: Bucharest, Muzeul National De Istorie Al Romaniei (Archaeological And Art Museum)

Thracian Gilded silver greaves from the Agighiol treasure., Romania, Bucharest, Muzeul National de Istorie al Romaniei (Archaeological and Art Museum)

Dacian gold

Dacia was the land inhabited by the Dacians. The Greeks referred to them as the Getae, which were specifically a branch of the Thracians north of the Haemus Mons.

Votive plaque for cult of the Danubian rider      Roman, Early Imperial Period. The cult of the Dacian, or Danubian, Riders began to spread among Roman soldiers soon after 106 CE, when Dacia was conquered by Trajan and made a province of the Roman Empire. Traces of the cult have been found as far away as the Roman provinces of Gaul and Britain.

Votive plaque for cult of the Danubian rider Roman Early Imperial Period century A.

Dacian Helmets from the base of the Trajans column. Drawing made after the sketches made by late-Renaissance Italian artist, Giovanni Batista Piranesi.

Dacian Helmets from the base of the Trajans column. Drawing made after the sketches made by late-Renaissance Italian artist, Giovanni Batista Piranesi.

Latin inscription found at Sarmizegetusa Regia, the capital Dacia, 2nd century CE, attesting the presence of a vexillatio of the Legio VI Ferrata, that participated in the Second Dacian War and in the siege of the Dacian city. National Museum of Transylvanian History, Cluj - Napoca

Latin inscription found at Sarmizegetusa Regia, the capital Dacia, 2nd century CE, attesting the presence of a vexillatio of the Legio VI Ferrata, that participated in the Second Dacian War and in the siege of the Dacian city. National Museum of Transylvanian History, Cluj - Napoca

Painted plaster copy of a scene depicting a Roman army besieged by Dacians from the Column of Trajan in Rome, early 2nd cent. AD. (Photo: AIRC)

Painted plaster copy of a scene depicting a Roman army besieged by Dacians from the Column of Trajan in Rome, early cent.

Афины, Национальный музей, № 2563

Афины, Национальный музей, № 2563

Крышка зеркала из Британского музея с изображением амазономахии.

Крышка зеркала из Британского музея с изображением амазономахии.

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